Some opinion out there question the right of people like me to question the kind of image being touted of Fela when I am t a member of the KUTI family, however Fela's answer in 1983 after my departure from his organization to the question: apart from your immediate family who is the person you hold in very high esteem? And his answer: Ohh! There are some young boys - heavy young boys! One is called ID! One is called Duro! One is called Femi-photo! These three young boys they've been with me for a long time. When they burnt my house many people left me you kw! Because I didn't have bread (money), till w I still don't have eugh bread! Many people left me, but these boys stayed - going on and everything! I dig them so much. And you kw they read a lot of books, history books, and African political books! Ecomic books! African things - they are very vast in kwledge, I dig them you kw! I trust them completely. For w! I trust them completely! (FELA SPEAKS: www.radioshrine.com) From this answer, I hope people can understand where people like us are coming from. Without pretence and apologies, I hereby present to my readers the essence of Fela's message and struggle from a deep and authentic experience and kwledge of the man. This is a far cry from the brand name FELA, where he was portrayed as an indecisive man running to his mother for assurance and inspiration and championing polygamy. Included in this volume, a comprehensive discography of Fela, with a summary of all the songs and what message they carry. Happy Reading and Please Pass the Message! Mabinuori Kayode IDOWU (aka ID).
Biography of the creator of afrobeat music, his struggle, ideas, pan-African solution to the world's problem